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Work on Evergreen Ditch in Town of Tonawanda to proceed

Town of Tonawanda

A project to stabilize and cleanup Evergreen Ditch is moving forward, now that state funding announced in 2013 has arrived.

“It’s taken a number of years to find the money to make its way to the town but this project will be starting soon and it should be done by September or October,” Supervisor Joe Emminger said this week.

The $300,000 in funding was first announced in Aug. 2013 by former State Sen. Mark Grisanti. The ditch is between Niagara Falls Boulevard and Evergreen Drive, just north of the Youngmann Expressway.

The project will help shore up the bank along the west side of the ditch, which has eroded causing problems for the residential property owners along Evergreen Drive.

The Town Board last week called for bids on the work due by July 19.

This week:

• The Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School Board holds its reorganizational meeting at 6:30 p.m. Friday in the Community Room at Philip Sheridan Building, 3200 Elmwood Ave. Christine Cavarello, Thomas J. Reigstad and Christopher E. Pashler will be sworn in after their election last month to the School Board. Cavarello and Reigstad replace outgoing Trustees Bob Dana and Todd Potter. Pashler, who was appointed to the board last year, will serve the remaining year of a vacated term. The School Board will also choose its president and vice president for the year.

• Residents of the town and Village of Kenmore who are veterans of the Iraq, Afghanistan and Gulf wars will be honored July 3 during a ceremony at Kenney Field. The deadline to submit an application to be recognized has been extended until Tuesday. The application is available online at and at all town facilities. Call the Youth, Parks and Recreation Department at 831-1001 for more info.

• Applications are also due by Tuesday for the third annual Gigantic Kenmore Garage Sale, which will be held July 9. The application is available online at or by calling the Kenmore Village Improvement Society at 877-0477.